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Robert M. Rizzo

Founder

Robert Rizzo graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Since founding Rizzo Construction in 1982, he has had the role of Chief Architect for in-house design projects and acts as the Principal for each construction project by overseeing all operations. Robert provides key mentoring to the Project Managers and Superintendents, as well as providing strategic direction for the company. With multiple decades of experience, Robert brings vast leadership to his team, as well as extensive knowledge of construction, design-build, and project development. Over the years, he has had the opportunity to build valued and long-standing relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers, all of which has helped in preparing him to build a successful and long-lasting company.

Outside of Rizzo Construction, Robert loves spending time with his family. Both Robert and his wife Mary love to spend time with their children and grandchildren. In addition to family, they also enjoy traveling and trying new foods.

 
 
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Brian Lauterjung

President

Brian graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Immediately following graduation Brian worked for JPI in Irving, Texas.  His initial role was in the construction accounting department and he completed his employment in the Asset Management group as a financial analyst.  Brian began working for Rizzo Construction in January of 1999. He has almost 20 years of experience managing a wide range of projects, from tenant finish out to ground up construction with full site development.  Brian’s duties at RCI include new business development, working with owner and design teams during pre-construction, project cost estimating, negotiating contracts with owners and subcontractors, developing and updating construction schedules, writing subcontracts and purchase orders, and managing subcontractors.  Brian’s experience, leadership, and affable personality have allowed him to build strong, lasting relationships with clients, local architects and engineers, and subcontractors and vendors. His knowledge and commitment to safety make him an invaluable asset to the projects he leads.

In his free time Brian enjoys spending time with his wife Andrea and their two children.  He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and playing soccer.

 
 
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Jon Hunter

Project Manager

Jon graduated from California State University, Chico in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management. Prior to moving to Texas, Jon lived in California where he was a licensed general contractor and owned a successful residential and light commercial construction company. Jon officially joined the Rizzo Construction team in March of 2016, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. This level of experience allows Jon to bring a wide range of valuable skills to the projects that he manages.

In his spare time, Jon enjoys spending time with his wife Sherri and his daughter. He and his family are avid travelers and love to travel to new destinations every chance they get. He also enjoys playing golf and watching football. 

 
 
 
 
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Tom Edwards

Project Manager

Tom grew up right outside of Houston in Baytown, TX. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and shortly after graduating, began traveling the state commissioning power plants for six years. Tom brings with him over 14 years of experience in the construction industry, ranging from estimating and pre-construction, to project management. 

Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and son. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling.

 
 
 
 
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Rebecca Murray

Administrative Manager

Marketing Communications Manager

Rebecca hails to us from Alabama where she graduated in 2012 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. As the newest addition to Rizzo Construction, having just joined the team in July of 2017, Rebecca oversees all administration, accounts payable, human resources, and marketing. With half a decade of experience working in administration and accounting, her background has brought a wealth of knowledge to our company. 

When she isn't preparing contracts or issuing payments to subcontractors and suppliers, Rebecca enjoys running, traveling, and trying any one of the endless new restaurants in Austin. 

 
 
 
 
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Nathan Stanford

Superintendent

Nathan is our most senior Superintendent, having been with Rizzo Construction since 1997. Born and raised in West Texas, he has been working in the construction industry since 1975. With multiple decades of experience, Nathan brings a vast wealth of knowledge to the projects he oversees.

He is well known for keeping a motivated and smooth-running work site, as well as being detail oriented and schedule conscious. Specializing in moisture intrusion and detail plan review, Nathan limits any potential issues during the construction phases.

 
 
 
 
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James Castillo

Superintendent

James came on board with Rizzo Construction in 2006 and has since led several successful projects to completion. Prior to working with Rizzo Construction, James owned his own business and the experience of running a successful business is reflected in his work. He is a great problem solver, bilingual, independent, and has brought a wide variety of project experience with him to Rizzo Construction.

Outside of work, James enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

 
 
 
 
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Pat Tims

Superintendent

Pat started working with Rizzo Construction in 2015. Pat has extensive knowledge of the construction industry and has made for a great addition to our team. His ability to multi-task and attention to detail are great assets to any of the project he works on.

In his free time, Pat enjoys spending time in the outdoors bow hunting and the shooting sports.

 
 
 
 
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Richard huddleston

Superintendent

Richard, also known as Tiny, began working for Rizzo Construction in 2015. Originally from Louisiana, Tiny began his construction career in 1995 when he started traveling the country to renovate Walmart stores. With over twenty years of experience in construction, Tiny brings a wide range of skills to each project that he oversees. His people-personality and bilingual ability allow him to excel in the field.

In his spare time, Tiny enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife, kids, and grandchildren. He also loves watching his son play football on Friday nights for the Hutto Hippos!

 
 
 
 
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Stewart Bridges

Superintendent

Stewart is our newest Superintendent, having just joined the Rizzo Construction team at the beginning of 2017. His father was an Architect and Stewart’s journey in construction started at just 14 years of age. At a relatively young age Stewart moved to California with a large General Contractor as a Union concrete foreman and was there for several years working large union projects in Northern and Southern California. Prior to joining Rizzo Construction, Stewart ran a commercial hardware business for several years in Austin for a San Antonio based company. With 36 years of experience, there isn’t much Stewart hasn’t seen! His experience working in a variety of construction roles, allows Stewart to anticipate and solve problems before they arise.

In his spare time, Stewart enjoys woodworking and going out on his boat to fish. He and his wife of twenty-eight years have two sons and live in Bastrop.